Neil Young: Piracy Is The New Radio (But The Quality Sucks)

from the well,-there's-that... dept

Neil Young apparently isn't too concerned about copyright infringement these days, according to his comments at the D: Dive into Media conference:
It doesn't affect me because I look at the internet as the new radio. I look at the radio as gone. [...] Piracy is the new radio. That's how music gets around. [...] That's the radio. If you really want to hear it, let's make it available, let them hear it, let them hear the 95 percent of it.
Of course, that's a bit of a reverse from back when he was angry that YouTube wasn't paying him money when people uploaded his songs. Still, it's good to see him come around to the view that infringement is, basically, a new form of radio. Artists like Chuck D have been making that argument for over a decade.

Young is still concerned... but about the fact that the quality of MP3 files sucks. He'd prefer technologies that provide a much fuller sound:
Steve Jobs was a pioneer of digital music, his legacy was tremendous. [...] But when he went home, he listened to vinyl.

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    AzureSky (profile), 3 Feb 2012 @ 12:52am

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    now I agree with this and disagree.

    as stated by others in reply to your post, vinyl is better due to mastering, It also has a bit more detail (most of it you cant hear without great gear and golden ears)

    the thing is, the loudness wars dont effect vinyl because its a dead format(you can now get some newer stuff in it but its pricy as hell and sometimes is made from cd, im not kidding..)

    a good test is to get the latest remasters of some beatles or eagles or boston and compare them to the vinyl versions....its shocking how bad the newer versions are.

    good video on there that shows why MOST old versions soundbetter then their modern western masters.

    mind you, I have been getting japanese masters or unmastered stuff alot lately because it just sounds better, even when converted down to 16/44 (really cant hear the dif if the files are down sampled and converted properly)

    so tired of the loudness wars....makes me wana cry when i can hear the destortion from their shoddy work....

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